Michael J. Covington – Monticello

Michael J. Covington, 59, of Monticello died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a Celebration of Life will follow.

Mike was born September 22, 1959, in Boise, ID the son of James and Saundra (Schulte) Covington.  He graduated from high school from Rapid City Central High School in Rapid City, SD.  He started college in Birmingham, Alabama and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Vermillion, SD.  He enjoyed being a salesperson for the Ford Motor Company.  Mike married Kristine Ann Butterfield in 1991.  Together they made their home in several places around the Midwest as Mike earned promotions within the Ford Company.  They moved to Monticello in 1998, to care for elderly parents.  Mike had various jobs in the area until his health began to decline.  He loved to go bowling, play chess with friends and family, and watch the Broncos whenever they played.  Mike also loved being a grandpa.  He tried to be as active in his grandchildren’s lives as his health would allow and they held a very special place in his heart.

Surviving are his mother, Saundra Covington, a brother, Preston Covington, both of Monticello, a son, Anthony (Ashley) Weir of Cedar Rapids, 2 daughters: Shayla and Kassandra (Chance Dempsey) Butterfield, of Monticello, 7 grandchildren: Alyssa and Michelle, Soren, Isabella, Anthony Jr., Mikaila and Declan; 2 brothers-in-law: Scott Butterfield of Monticello and Roelf Maritz of Weatherford, TX, 1 sister-in-law: Amber (Robert) Garza of Holopaw, FL.

He is preceded in death by his father, his wife, and a sister, Debra Nefler.

Information available at www.kramerfuneral.com